Christian Working Mom Interview August 2009
Welcome
Blog/Online bible Study
Virtual Prayer Partners
CWM Coaching Tips
Interview
Final Thoughts
Welcome

If you have children in school then they are probably either in school or getting ready to start school. Can I encourage you to pray for your children at school and for their teachers? Pray your children will shine the light of Jesus to those who don’t know Him. Several women recently have told me about Bible studies they have started for CWMs. Please let me know if you have started one and how the Bible study has gone. Below you will see a link to my new book The Voices of Christian Working Moms. In the book a Bible study is included. May CWMs all over the world encourage and support one another.

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Blog/Online Bible Study

Visit the CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. There are several new posts there. Please come visit and make sure you share as well. The online Bible study can be found at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. I plan to post a new lesson in September.

Virtual Prayer Partners

I have a CWM looking for a prayer partner. If you are interested send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with prayer partner in the subject heading. I will then connect you with her. Over the years I have heard wonderful reports from CWMs and their prayer partners. Thanks in advance for your help.

CWM Coaching Tips

CWM Coaching Tips are emailed to you daily to encourage you in your Christian walk. You will dig deep into one scripture verse each week. To find out more go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.

Interview

I appreciate Amy taking time to share with us this month. Let’s get to know her better. Amy is 26 and lives in Pennsylvania in the United States. She has 2 boys ages 5 and 2 and another precious gift from God is due in February 2010. Amy has been married for 8 years and she is a Client Care Coordinator for a Home-Care Agency.

Amy loves interacting in the workplace with other CWMs. She also loves the perspective that being a Christian in the workplace gives her. Amy says she seeks every opportunity to be a good example of Christ’s love to our clients and my coworkers.

Amy shares the following struggles as a CWM: I often struggle to find purpose in my work when I feel that my heart is really at home. I find it so much easier to feel satisfied when I’m with my kids and accomplishing things at home. I know, however, that this job and this stage in my life is only one step in God’s plan for me and that I can make a big impact if I do every aspect of my job “unto the Lord”. I need to not lose faith in God’s planned outcomes for my life even when I find it hard to feel satisfied where I am.

Amy’s favorite Bible Verse is: Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Amy says God has been teaching her patience and he is strengthening my faith every day, drawing me closer in my relationship with Him. Unfortunately, I’ve been taught this lesson through several hardships recently and after much questioning I’ve returned to my faith for comfort and encouragement.

Amy shares these words of encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: Don’t compartmentalize. You are not the only Christian mom in the workplace. Your faith can be the basis for many great relationships and can help you serve as an example for many.

Amy says she is currently a working mom supporting my husband while he is finishing his undergraduate degree. I am thankful to have an opportunity to solely support my family financially while my husband works toward his dreams.

Amy thanks for reminding us that we need to do all things “unto the Lord”.
May God continue to give you strength through your pregnancy.

Final Thoughts:

Ask your children how you can pray for them. You might get some surprising answers. Also, pray for God to lead you as a parent. May all we do glorify Him.

Till next time,

Kimberly M. Chastain

Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 2 ebooks and an online Bible study. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. To find out more about her books go to www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.